Data privacy statement

Below we would like to advise you of what we do with your personal data.

A. Responsible person
Who is in charge of data processing and to whom can I turn?
The company that is in charge of data processing is:

Sanvartis GmbH
Mercator One
Mercatorstrasse 1b
47051 Duisburg

You can reach our data protection officer at the following email address:

B. Purpose and extent of data processing when you visit our website
How is personal data of visitors to our website processed?
Whenever a user accesses one of our Web pages, access data concerning this action is stored on our server in a protocol file.

Every dataset consists of:

• the page from which the file was requested (referrer URL)
• the name of the file
• the date and time of the request (time stamp)
• the transferred data volume
• the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
• a description of the type of the Web browser (or ‘browser’ for short) used (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Opera, etc.)

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. It is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of Web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically analysed by us so we can optimise our website and the technology behind it.
The legal basis of this is section 6(1f) General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). As a general rule we do not pass on your data to third parties without your consent. For certain areas, however (e.g. the hosting of our website), we depend on service providers whom we pledge to compliance with the legal regulations via a commission agreement.

C. SSL encryption
To ensure the security of your data during their transmission we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

D. Session cookies
Our website uses session cookies as standard practice. They allow us to recognise that several requests during one visit to our website belong together. For technical reasons it is necessary to admit session cookies so you can use all functions of our website. The session cookies are erased as soon as you terminate your browser session. The session cookie we use is: ASP.NET_SessionId.

E. Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos in some of our Web pages. The operating company of the pertinent plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to the servers of YouTube. YouTube will then be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. When a YouTube video starts, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour. Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser. For more information on data protection at YouTube, see the privacy policy of the provider at:

F. Purpose and extent of data processing when you visit the website
Collection of additional data
When you use our contact form we collect your personal data (gender, first name, surname, company, street address, postcode and town, phone number, fax number, email address) only to the extent that it is provided by you. The purpose of our processing your data is to establish contact with you. Processing is based on section 6(1f) DS-GVO. We use your email address to process your query. Your data is deleted once it is no longer required for the purposes of its collection. This is typically the case when circumstances suggest that the matter at hand has been conclusively settled.

G. Basic information according to sections 13 and 14 DS-GVO
What are the existing data privacy rights?
Every person concerned has the right to information according to section 15 DS-GVO, the right to rectification according to section 16 DS-GVO, the right to deletion according to section 17 DS-GVO, the right to limitation of processing according to section 18 DS-GVO, the right to objection according to section 21 DS-GVO and the right to data transferability according to section 20 DS-GVO, unless legal provisions contradict this (especially according to sections 15 and 17 DS-GVO as well as sections 34 and 35 German Data Protection Act (BDSG). To exercise your rights please contact our data protection officer: contact at

If you believe that your personal data has been processed illegally you can lodge a complaint with the competent Data Protection Authority (section 77 DS-GVO in conjunction with section 19 BDSG).

Is your data transmitted to a third country or an international organisation?
Data is not transmitted to places in countries outside of the European Union (so-called third countries).

How up to date is this Data Privacy Statement?
This Data Privacy Statement is currently valid and was last revised on 25.05.2018.

Data privacy statement regarding the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually sent to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. If the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, however, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatories of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. At the behest of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services for the website operators in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. Within the scope of Google Analytics, Google will not associate your IP address with the other data stored by Google.
You may prevent the storage of the cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. You can moreover prevent the collection of the data which was generated by the cookie and which concerns your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available from the following link:

Do you have any questions regarding data protection and want to get in touch with our data protection commissioner? Please contact us on